Recently, we have been in receipt of a few complaints from readers about a Call for Paper email sent out from Please note that this is NOT a work email address of any of our colleagues at Whioce Publishing. If you receive an email from this email ID, please do not hesitate to report it via an email to Any clues from you would help with our investigations in this matter. The official email ID of International Journal of Bioprinting in-house editor is  
Posted: 2022-05-31

Special Issue: Additive Manufacturing of Functional Biomaterials--Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues

Additive manufacturing (AM) of biomaterials has been developing rapidly in the last two decades. This is due to many benefits in both fabrication techniques, which give unique freedom in customization, and bio-based materials for developing green and sustainable products. Biomaterials currently have a wide range of applications in biomedical engineering, bioimplants, biosensors, packaging industry, etc. The application of functional biomaterials can provide a unique capability to fabricate active products that can transform from one state/shape to another. Therefore, this smart behavior can be applied in the design and manufacturing of products with intended functionalities.

We invite the submission of full-length papers of original research contributions, review papers, and communications that are of high quality, impact, and novelty as well as being interesting for wide audiences of scientific and technological communities. Potential topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The latest developments in functional biomaterials for AM processes;
  • Novel 3D/4D printing techniques and technologies for the fabrication of high-quality biobased products;
  • Theoretical and experimental research, knowledge, and new ideas in design for functional bioproducts using AM technology;
  • Mathematical modeling or numerical simulation to predict/optimize the functionality of AMed biomaterials;

Development in characterization methods for AMed biomaterials

Posted: 2022-04-15 More...

Special Issue: 3D Bioprinting Hydrogels and Organ-On-Chip--Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues

This special issue is oriented to all types of design and characterization of 3D bioprinting and organ-on-chip platforms, with printed tissue models and/or miniaturized microfluidics, to approach biological and physiological parameters of the in vivo tissue counterparts. Special attention will be given but will not be limited to the development of biocompatible hydrogel polymer bio-inks and microsystems engineering setups to achieve relevant functional tissues, by having understanding on material science and technological applications.

Posted: 2022-04-07 More...

Special Issue: Near-field Electrospinning and Melt Electrowriting for Biotechnology and Biomedicine--Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues

Near-field electrospinning and melt electrowriting offer new possibilities to build 3D shapes from polymeric nano- or microfibers. Opposite to conventional electrospinning, near-field electrospinning enables combining very fine fibers with much larger pore sizes, tailored according to the requirements of cells, which makes such scaffolds highly interesting for cell culture and tissue engineering applications. Melt electrowriting can be used to draw microfibers fibers from a solution or a melt through an electrostatic field and to deposit them with high accuracy.

This special issue is open to new theoretical and experimental findings related to near-field electrospinning, melt electrowriting and related techniques for applications in biotechnology and biomedicine, such as printing scaffolds for tissue engineering and cell culture, producing mesh implants, microfluidic channels, and others.

Posted: 2022-03-29 More...

Special Issue: Convergence of 3D Bioprinting and Nanotechnology--Call for Papers


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

This special issue aims to cover the most recent advancements in 3D bioprinting that are enabled by nanotechnology. Topics include, but not limited to, the following: Nanomaterials and nanochemistry for bioink design; 3D bioprinting for nanobioelectronics; 3D bioprinting for nanorobotics; next-generation bioprinting technologies, nanomaterial-cell interfaces in printed tissues; Bioinspired and Biomimetic Nanomaterials for 3D bioprinting; 3D bioprinting of nano-biomimetics.

Posted: 2022-03-29 More...

Statement of Clarification on “Cash for Citations”


The Editorial Team of International Journal of Bioprinting is in receipt of inquiries about offering cash for researchers who cite our journal articles. This has been mentioned in a recent post on Retraction Watch that goes with the subject line “Publisher offers cash for citations.”

For the avoidance of any possible misunderstanding, the Publisher and Editorial Team hereby clarify that none of the in-house editors and members of editorial board have committed ourselves in gaming the metrics so as to increase the journal article citations. We do not and never agree, accept and allow such unorthodox and nonstandard practice when it comes to increasing the journal impact. For that reason, International Journal of Bioprinting will not entertain cash requests from the individuals who claim to have cited our articles, nor shall we pay up.

We would also like to clarify that our editorial decisions in submissions, selection of editorial board members, and integrity of articles are not affected by the affiliated commercial entities.


Editorial Office
International Journal of Bioprinting
Whioce Publishing
Date: October 9, 2021

Posted: 2021-10-09

Switching to Manuscript Central Online Submission System


Starting September 2021, International Journal of Bioprinting (IJB) will be using dual online submission systems until clearing all items in the OJS system, i.e., Manuscript CentralTM and OJS online submission systems. Authors are advised to make new submissions via the new submission system – Manuscript CentralTM. All subsequent revisions for papers submitted via this new system will be handled entirely on the same system. 

The existing submissions will be handled in the current OJS system until a final editorial decision is made. In other words, subsequent revisions for these papers need to be submitted via the same OJS system. Authors who want to submit to Special Issue/Special Section titled 3D Printing and Bioprinting for the Future of Healthcare should make new submissions via the OJS portal. Any irrelevant new submissions made through the OJS system will be removed, and the authors are advised to submit them via the Manuscript CentralTM portal.

Go to Online Submission and choose the correct portal for making submissions:



Manuscript CentralTM

To make new submissions


(1) To submit revisions of existing papers in OJS

(2) To submit new submissions to Special Issue/Special Section titled 3D Printing and Bioprinting for the Future of Healthcare


The application of the dual online submission system will continue for a couple of months, and we will switch to using Manuscript CentralTM completely upon clearing all items in the OJS system.

Thank you.

Posted: 2021-09-08

Change of Creative Commons License


Starting from Volume 7 Issue 3 (2021), International Journal of Bioprinting will publish accepted manuscripts under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Authors who submit their papers for publication by International Journal of Bioprinting agree to have the CC BY 4.0 license applied to their work, and that anyone is allowed to reuse the article or part of it free of charge for any purpose, including commercial use. As long as the author and original source is properly cited, anyone may copy, redistribute, reuse and transform the content.

In order to fully implement Whioce Publishing’s Open Access policy, the Publisher decides to replace the original Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) with the commercial CC BY 4.0 license to ensure that the article content can be mined for research without barriers and allow greater freedom in re-using the article content.

Posted: 2021-02-19

Revision of Article Processing Charge

To continue supporting open access publishing and cover the production and publication costs, International Journal of Bioprinting will incur an Article Processing Charge (APC) of US$ 2,500 for the acceptance and publication of an article submitted and accepted on or after July 1, 2021. The original APC rate of US$ 800 will still apply for the articles submitted before July 1, 2021. The APC is payable after editorial acceptance of manuscripts. Articles that do not require peer-review such as letters, editorials, book reviews, corrigenda, and addenda will be published free of charge. For details of payment, please see Article Processing Charges (APC).  
Posted: 2021-02-19

Inclusion of International Journal of Bioprinting in Science Citation Index Expanded


With immense pleasure, we hereby announce that the International Journal of Bioprinting has already been accepted for inclusion by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), one of the Web of Science Core Collections. The journal will be indexed in two categories of SCIE – Engineering (Biomedical) and Materials Science (Biomaterials). Coverage will begin with Volume 4 Issue 1 of the journal, and its Journal Impact Factor will be released around June 2021.

This achievement is a new milestone marked by the continuous efforts of Professor Chee Kai Chua (Editor-in-Chief), Professor Wai Yee Yeong (Associate Editor), Jiankang He (Associate Editor), Dr. Jia An (Assistant Editor), fellow Editorial Board Members of the International Journal of Bioprinting, and our editors (Dr. Ian Foo Nian Wong and Ms. Puvanesswaray Ramakrishnan). We are also indebted to all the reviewers whose expertise and evaluation form the basis of the articles’ quality and standards.

International Journal of Bioprinting will continue to uphold its integrity in science reporting and article quality.

Posted: 2020-12-08
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